PRINT Summer 2015

Jo Baer

I'M AFRAID I have nothing to contribute vis-à-vis Agnes Martin and her work. I met her only once, in the early 1960s (at an opening at the Robert Elkon Gallery in New York for the first show by my then husband, John Wesley), and she was pretty strange, bitching to him about her lack of prestige compared with Robert Rauschenberg et al. Her work (like Robert Ryman’s) has never interested me: The lyrical is not my meat. Sorry, I know our “well-known” women’s voices should show solidarity, but even in death?

Jo Baer is an artist based in Amsterdam.